35th Annual “Champions of Courage” Essay Competition Winners Announced

Jack Lawson, a seventh grader at Monsignor Slade Catholic School, was named a finalist in the 35th Annual “Champions of Courage” Black History Month Essay Competition.  He and fifteen other Baltimore area students appeared on WBFF-TV Fox 45, WNUV-TV The CW Baltimore, and EBFF MyTV Baltimore to salute their personal heroes in January and February.

Essays were submitted by middle and high schools–public, private, and parochial–throughout the Baltimore metro area.  The competition challenged students, grades 6 through 12, to write a brief essay saluting their personal “Champion of Courage.”  The individual’s essay highlighted a positive role model who touched their lives by sharing the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Each of the fifteen (15) student finalists had the opportunity to share their salute with viewers via video presentation.  The essayists received a $100.00 award.

Congratulations, Jack!

“Champions of Courage” is designed to commemorate Black History Month by celebrating positive role models for youth.  The essay competition provides opportunity for students to participate in a scholastic competition, to gain confidence in their abilities, and to be recognized for their achievement.  “Champions of Courage” also serves to share with one and all the legacy and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.